Posted On: 05/14/19 5:32 AM

The Gophers aren’t shy about giving a special eye to elite athletes, such as those with a SPARQ (Nike’s high school combine rating) above 100. It’s no surprise then that Cody Lindenberg is the latest hometown recruit to get an offer.

The 6’2″ 205 lb. defender scored a 101.31 at the Opening Regional Camp in St. Louis in April. When I saw the news I immediately thought of Fleck and made a note to circle back on Lindenberg. Before I knew it he was brought in for a visit and received a grade of 0.8299 on 247. The next day, possibly that same day, he was committed to the University of Minnesota.

In less than a month he went from no-star with a few FCS offers to 3-star Big Ten commit. All because of a Nike combine.

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